Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake - Banda Sea, 18 km southwest of Pulau Gunungapi Island, Maluku, Indonesia, on Tuesday, February 11, 1969 at 22:16 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake at 431 km depth
Depth: 430.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.784°S / 126.581°E↗ (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 6.784°N / 53.419°W↗
Nearest volcano: Gunung Api Wetar (18 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
189 km (117 mi) N of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
226 km (141 mi) NNE of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
318 km (198 mi) NE of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
376 km (234 mi) NE of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
387 km (240 mi) SSW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
425 km (264 mi) NE of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
462 km (287 mi) SSW of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
495 km (307 mi) ESE of Katabu (pop: 42,800) --> See nearby quakes!
499 km (310 mi) NE of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
548 km (340 mi) SE of Kendari (pop: 195,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1015 joules (1106 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 9.5 x 105 tons of TNT or 59.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|7.2||431 km||Banda Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 03 May 1970 05:14 UTC| M 5.6 |545 km (338.6 mi) depth|137 km (85 mi) distance| USGS | Details